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Metaxalone: Oral tablet (400mg)

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What is this Medicine?

METAXALONE (me TAX a lone) is a muscle relaxer. It is used to treat pain and stiffness in muscles caused by strains, sprains, or other injury.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Skelaxin: Oral tablet (800mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Metaxalone: Oral tablet(400mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Metaxalone 400mg Tablet

NDC: 647200126
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Musculoskeletal Pain

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Metaxalone 400mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Metaxalone 400mg Tablet

Drowsiness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Metaxalone 400mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Metaxalone 400mg Tablet(Metaxalone)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Metaxalone)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
High Fat Foods and Metaxalone 400mg Tablet(Metaxalone)
High Fat Foods and Metaxalone(Metaxalone)
You may take Metaxalone with or without food. Choose to always take with food or without food. You may have a slightly different response to the medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how the medicine affects you.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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